Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tips and Suggestions for Operating your Slush Machine

Below is a list of tips and suggestions that we recommend to our customers who operate slush machines. We hope that you will find them helpful and applicable to your business.

• If you are using the machine outside, make sure that that it stays out of direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will slow down the freezing process. Make sure you are under some type of awning or in the shade.

• Remember if you are using alcohol in your machine to allot extra time for freezing. Alcohol takes 4 to 5 hours to freeze. Make sure the mixture is frozen before the alcohol is added to mixture, and it is best for the alcohol to be chilled before it is added.

• The majority of slush machines on the market can freeze 1.5 gallons in approximately 30 minutes.

• If you are using an extension cord, we suggest using an industrial type cord, 12-gauge or higher. You want to make sure that are connected to a dedicated source of power. Make sure that you place the extension cord out of the way, eliminating the possibility of any customers or employees tripping on it and injuring themselves.

• Machines produce better slush when the machine is full of mixture. This allows for a more consistent product that will be evenly frozen.

• Whether you are placing your machine on a table, counter-top, or stand, make
sure your machine is on a sturdy, safe, stable surface. You do not want your machine to shake while in production.

• When mixing your slush ingredients, regular tap water will work fine with the mixture(s). You may also use filtered water in your slush machine but it is completely your preference.

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